Serious Ladies

Dark Places of the Heart

by Christina Stead

The Collected Works of Jane Bowles

by Jane Bowles, introduction by Truman Capote
Like The Man Who Loved Children, Miss Stead’s first book in nearly two decades is mainly a set of characterizations developed through resourceful dialogue. Since the earlier novel concentrated on a family a general theme unavoidably materialized, though the willingness of some critics to take the Pollits as the essential …